Toro Rosso have announced that they will launch their new car at Jerez on February 4

STR8 to be unveiled the day before first pre-season test

By Mike Wise.   Last Updated: 17/01/13 11:34am

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Toro Rosso: New car launched on February 4

Toro Rosso: New car launched on February 4

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Toro Rosso have announced that they will launch their new car at Jerez on Monday, February 4.

The Italian team's STR8 chassis will therefore be presented the day before Formula 1's first official pre-season test commences.

Drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne will be on hand, together with Team Principal Franz Tost as well as Toro Rosso's new Technical Director James Key, who assumed the role last September.

Testing on Sky Sports F1

From dawn to dusk, Sky Sports Online will be providing live interactive commentary from trackside at both Jerez and Barcelona on every day of testing this winter, while Sky Sports News will be providing regular live updates from the tests, starting with Jerez on February 5-8.

Toro Rosso finished ninth in last season's Constructors' Championship table, with Vergne and Ricciardo respectively 17th and 18th in the drivers' standings.

2013 car launches
McLaren - January 31st, venue to be confirmed.
Force India - February 1st, Silverstone.
Ferrari - February 1st, Maranello.
Sauber - February 2nd, Hinwil.
Red Bull, February 3rd, Milton Keynes.
Mercedes, February 4th, Jerez.
Toro Rosso, February 4th, Jerez.

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